Queen Creek Olive Mill Blog

7 Ways to Spring Clean with Olive Oil

Posted by Estelle Rea on Mar 22, 2017 2:30:00 PM

Can you believe it's already that time of the year again!? It's Spring, which just so happens to be one of my ultimate favorite seasons. Who doesn't enjoy a good bike ride, or the refreshing pool (before it gets to 115 degrees), or taking an epic hike? With all of these marvelous Spring activities comes one more, one that many may not find as enjoyable. Drum roll please...SPRING CLEANING! I say out with the old, traditional ways of cleaning... try doing it a little differently this year. 

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

How to Get Olive Oil Out of Clothes

Posted by Estelle Rea on Mar 15, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Unfortunately, I have a lot of experience dealing with this. From a ripe, young age, olive oil has been a huge part of my daily diet. This also means that olive oil has made many appearances on my wardrobe. I was lucky enough to grow up with a mom who was quite gifted in the subject of stain removal, particularly olive oil stain removal. Since I have been fortunate enough to have the knowledge to combat this small, but vicious issue of oil stains...I have decided to share the magical secret of how to get olive oil out of clothes with you.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

Master Blender's Choice EVOO

Posted by Estelle Rea on Mar 8, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Our first collaboration EVOO here!! In cooperation with his very good friends at Corning Olive Oil Company, our owner Perry Rea is proud to introduce a very special, personally handcrafted Master Blender's Choice EVOO. Read all about why we created this, what it takes to collaborate, and how to use this one-of-a-kind extra virgin olive oil:

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

The Olive Mill Corporate Gifting Catalog

Posted by Colby Anter on Nov 7, 2016 12:00:00 PM

Choosing a great corporate gift is no easy feat. Yes, there are options, plenty of them. But don't you want to give something fantastic this year? Something that will truly impress your gift recipients?  How about a gift that is truly fantantic that is also customizable AND keeps within your budget? 

For you, we have created our Corporate Gifting Catalog. This easy to read, interactive guide will show you all of our unique and delicious gifting options to make it easy to give this year.

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Topics: EVOO 101, Olive Mill Updates

Olive Oil VS. Butter

Posted by Melyn Nguyen on Aug 1, 2016 8:00:00 AM

 "Which is better for you - olive oil or butter?"

We get the olive oil vs. butter question all the time - from phone calls to instagram DMs, everyone's curious about this kitchen condiment comparison. So we created this fun to follow graphic that answers the infamous question once and for all.

So are you ready to find out? Let the face-off begin:

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Topics: EVOO 101, FAQs

How To Store Olive Oil

Posted by Colby Anter on Jul 25, 2016 11:42:33 AM

We admit it, olive oil can be a bit of a diva when it comes to care. Unlike wine, olive oil does not get better with age and it's susceptibility to elements such as oxygen, light and heat makes it somewhat of a high maintenance pantry item. A little TLC is crucial to keep it performing at it's A-game and knowing how to store olive oil the right way will ensure this.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

Summer Olive Oil Skin Savers

Posted by Joey Rea on Jul 18, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Extra virgin olive oil comes to the rescue, yet again, to help you through the summer! I wanted to share my favorite tips and uses for this magical oil with you all, to spread the EVOO summer love...

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Topics: Feed your Skin, EVOO 101

The Worst Misconceptions We've Heard about Olive Oil

Posted by Colby Anter on Jul 11, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Olive oil is a highly debated topic among foodies. We've seen the same questions on multiple websites receive contradicting answers again and again. You can cook with it, you can't cook with it...the color defines the quality, the color has nothing to do with the quality...light olive oil means fewer calories etc., etc.! Frankly, we're sick and tired of hearing these claims and we're going to clear up these misconceptions - once and for all!

Here are some of the worst misconceptions we've heard about olive oil:

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Topics: EVOO 101

How to Get your Kids to Love Olive Oil

Posted by Colby Anter on Jun 30, 2016 8:21:14 AM

The health benefits of EVOO are endless; our adult bodies crave the antioxidant properties found in each and every bottle of EVOO.  But sometimes it's easy to forget that children need these benefits as well, even more so than we do. Children need good dietary fats to grow into strong adults. But getting a child to take a teaspoon of olive oil every morning is just about as likely as getting them to clear all the vegetables off their plate. 

Here are a few ways to get your kids to love olive oil:

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101

5 Alternative Uses for Olive Oil

Posted by Colby Anter on Jun 9, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Whether you're a seasoned olive oil user, or brand new to the EVOO world, this post always excites our readers. Did you know that EVOO makes for an amazing insect repellent or an incredible makeup remover? Probably not, but  it totally does! Olive oil is not only extremely versatile but also effective! Don't just limit your olive oil for kitchen use only. Here are several ways to use EVOO that don't involve a frying pan...or a salad bowl. 

Here are 5 Alternative Uses For Olive Oil:

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, EVOO 101